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Face of Terror (2004)

A police officer searching for his missing sister in Spain uncovers a terrorist cell.

Director:

Bryan Goeres

Writers:

Douglas L. Walton (as Douglas Walton), Brent Huff | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ricky Schroder ... Nick Harper (as Rick Schroder)
Paulina Gálvez ... Ana Palacios
Eric Balfour ... Saleem Haddad
Abel Folk ... Victor De Pablo
Ana María Montero Ana María Montero ... Isabel
Marta Nieto ... Lola
Joan Minguell Joan Minguell ... Alberto
Dean Haglund ... Timmons
Sergi Mateu ... Inspector Nieto
Rachael E. Stevens ... Faith (as Rachael Stevens)
Kadeem Hardison ... Jefferson
Josep Minguell Josep Minguell ... Montero
Kirk B.R. Woller ... Thomas Billings (as Kirk Woller)
Ernesto Collado Ernesto Collado ... Rafael
Marta Gil Marta Gil ... Natalie
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A Los Angeles police officer travels to Spain in search of his sister who disappears in Barcelona after pursuing a modeling career. A trail of drugs and corruption lead him to a terrorist cell that has been using American girls as human bombs. Will his sister be next? Written by Anonymous

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Nothing's more deadly than a man with nothing to lose.

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Action | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, sexuality/nudity and language | See all certifications »
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Country:

Spain

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 March 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Design of Darkness See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,300,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Drimtim Entertainment See more »
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Technical Specs

Color:

Color
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Quotes

Saleem Haddad: You must love your sister very much if you are willing to sacrifice your life for hers
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Don't Say Goodbye
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The hot chicks can't compensate for the overall shallowness
10 August 2004 | by georgegatesSee all my reviews

First of all i guess you won't expect too much from this movie, well good, because there really isn't much to anticipate from it. The title sounds well and has an even luring attribute, as it tricks one into thinking that this movie deals with the funk and atrocities of the deeds terrorists commit as well as their equally violent and distorted childhoods/life-experience. But this flick actually doesn't deal with that theme at all but rather has a touch as if you are watching some episode from some mediocre action-series, whilst mediocre would even be downplayed, lets say more on a level like the A-Team.

So the level of this movie can be found somewhere between B to C-movie-flick , whereas i would rather grade it closer to C.

So what's it about: A cop, who recently was involved in a shootout in LA, entailing a shot victim (whether or not she survived is unknown) leaves the country to fly to spain in order to look after his sister, who seems to have disappeared. The trigger for that immediate concern of his sister was a credit card withdrawal of about 30k bucks. (It remains unknown throughout the entire movie, what the money was for). The cop follows lead after lead, which directs him into the hands of a beautiful Spanish undercover cop, some lazy bunch of detectives, a weapons dealer and of course a single operating sunnyboy-terrorist (who sees over and over a 5seconds lasting excerpt of his sister and mother going down in a brutal execution). Now it just so happens that the cop's sister was lured into doing heroin, found herself in the hands of the weapons (and all kind of other illegal stuff) dealer, who somehow gave her away to the single-operating-sunnyboy-terrorist and abuses the girls to carry suitcased bombs with them in order to attack all sorts of buildings whose facade are to the distaste of the sunnyboy. In the end the sister, who is now magically cleansed of drug addiction and has a relationship with the terrorist finds her brother, who thwarted a bombing that was only split seconds ago.

Frankly this movie would've been better if they had made a porn movie out of it.

How is the acting? Well the acting performances are so overrated nowadays that is is simply unbelievable. The most common cause that is to blame for a failed movie is the most and second important thing of any movie, that is 1. THE STORYLINE and 2. THE DIRECTOR (and his team). So the performances really weren't responsible to cause a headache whilst watching this movie in the first place.

In the end it is your call whether or not you are intrigued enough to watch this movie. There certainly isn't much in it except the chicks to look out for.

I give it 3/10, due to the fact that this movie failed miserably in portraying terrorist activities in any way, although the title implies otherwise.


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